Thursday, April 25, 2024

Blacktown council sandbags the city ahead of downpour

Blacktown City Council and the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) are providing sandbags to help residents prepare for heavy rain and possible flooding over the next few days.

The city is forecast to receive up to 110mm of rain on Friday and up to 40mm for Saturday. Council staff have been busy filling sandbags so residents can protect their properties from localised flooding.

Mayor, Tony Bleasdale OAM said Council and the SES were working together to minimise the impact of the downpour on residents.

“Council staff and SES volunteers will be working proactively to try and ensure the safety of our residents and protect properties,” he said.

“I encourage people to follow the advice of the SES and want to wish our local volunteers good luck for what may be a busy time.”

The SES is encouraging people to prepare by cleaning gutters, moving cars from underneath trees and trimming branches.

Residents can monitor Council’s Disaster Dashboard on www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au.

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